Monday, August 10, 2009

Life Updates

Hey everyone! Just wanted to provide a few updates, since I haven't been the best at blogging lately. :)

1) Our friends Casey and Jason are now parents to a beautiful baby girl named Adilyn Elaine. She was born Saturday evening. Dave and I went to see them at the hospital yesterday, and I got to hold Adilyn. It was so wonderful. She's adorable. It made me so excited for ours to be born in February. I'm so happy for Casey and Jason!! I can't wait to raise our babies together!

2) The house is coming along. It now has hardwood floors in the downstairs. The only thing that appears to be missing is the upstairs carpeting and a few electric outlet covers. I would assume that next comes the yard. They're doing sod, trees, and bushes. I'm pretty excited that all the greenery comes with the price of the house. :) Oh did I mention that they put at least one, if not more, incorrect light fixtures in the house? Hopefully that will get fixed soon. They're also redoing the doorway to our downstairs half-bath. The put the door on opposite of what the floor plan showed, and Dave and I both felt that the way they did it was an awkward arrangement. Luckily, since the floor plan showed it the way we wanted it, they're changing it after-the-fact for us. I will have to post pictures soon...we've been peaking through the windows instead of getting the key to go inside, so i haven't taken many shots lately. :)

3) We now have a few items for our nursery, which I'm pretty excited about. You can keep updated with my pregnancy at my baby blog I've created for far-away family and friends.

4) I'm planning a shower for my friend Emily who is pregnant and due in November. I'm super excited to plan something fun like this!! I was so sick of planning after our wedding, but it's been over a year now, so I'm ready for another exciting thing to do. :)

5) Dave and I have been going back and forth quite a bit about whether or not we need a new car for him before the baby comes. Although his jeep runs fine, it is old ('97), and the way it steers makes me feel uneasy. I also get very nauseous in it, even in the front seat. (It is a very wobbly, swaying vehicle.) Since my tC may not be quite big enough on long trips for us, a baby, and two dogs, the jeep would have to be our main family vehicle. This has been a concern and we've been going back and forth, back and forth, on what to do. Finally this weekend a decision was made that we'll probably buy his mom's and step-dad's 2005 Suzuki XL-7 from them. It's a very decent vehicle, and we know it's in good shape.

(ours will be white)

6) I still need to post pictures from my brother's wedding on July 25th. They're on my fancier camera and more difficult to upload, hence the reason I haven't done it yet. Hopefully I will get to it soon. :)

7) Sorry I've been so slack at writing posts and reading friends' posts lately. Work has been beyond insane, to the point where I've been in tears trying to keep up. We can't always get internet at the apartment, so my only time to write is if I take a break at work to do it. Obviously, that hasn't been in my schedule much lately. And when I do have time to take a quick break, I usually write in the baby blog to help keep my family updated so they can see my growing belly. :)

8) Dave and I are still on the search for a church home near our new house. It isn't going too well so far. We've tried several, but nothing has felt like a good fit. We want something contemporary but with challenging, very biblically-based and theological sermons. The size doesn't really matter, although we'd like there to be many people our age. It needs to have really good praise music. We're also picky about a few theological beliefs (that I won't go into on here because I prefer not to cause disputes). If you have any suggestions, let me know. :)

Alright I think that's about it for now. I might add more later. :)

God bless!


  1. Wish you guys could come on over to our church...long way though :(

  2. That's some very exciting things going on over there.

    Congrats to you and your friends who had or are having babies!!

    I'm glad we were able to find a church home quickly when we moved last year because there are so many in our area. We kinda knew the first time we were there, but we had to check out some others. I hope you are able to find one that fits.

    Hope things will be more sane at work soon.

    I'll be keeping up with your baby blog too. =) Or try to when the kids allow. =p haha

  3. I'll be praying that you'll find a good church! It's hard soemtimes to find one that's a good fit. Is your new house far away from where you used to live?

  4. Don't know if you'll get the reply if I reply on our blog's should see it right under "2009 christmas musicals"'s a andy park album right now.